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Removing Jackass State Bureaucracy For Citizenry
It looks like the state of North Carolina is finally going to be following it's neighbors, and removing the enforced dependency of government from its citizenry. Here is what I mean:

Quote:McCrory completes remake of NC ABC Commission

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Gov. Pat McCrory has completed his replacement of the entire North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.

McCrory announced Friday that Kevin Green of Greensboro and Joel Keith of Wake Forest have joined the three-member board, which regulates how alcohol is sold and distributed in the state.

The two join former Lt. Gov. Jim Gardner of Rocky Mount, who was named commission chairman last week by the new governor.

Green is a real estate agent previously serving in regional and state Realtor leadership roles. Keith is police chief for the state Agriculture Department and previously served as president of the North Carolina Association of ABC Boards.

I cannot begin to tell you how important this move is. And surprisingly, nobody is complaining about it, or raising a stink. This tells me that the North Carolina Jackasses are totally clueless as to what is coming ahead.

Here is what I mean. I am originally from South Carolina, and growing up there, it too was totally controlled by the Democrat Party. And I can remember increases in sales taxes from 3% to over 6%.

Vehicle inspection stations were patronage positions, designed to make money for favoured political contributors. It was a cash cow racket and all citizens paid the price, as many inspectors conveniently found reasons to replace 'supposedly' broken safety parts. Tires with plenty of tread were still 'redlined' so as to cause the operator to spend more money bringing the vehicle up to standard. I learned to hate these required safety inspections with a Blue Passion.

When I moved to Tennessee(Knoxville) and graduate school, I was surprised to see that the state did not require these inspections. Granted some yahoo would sometimes have a burned out light, but this was not an epidemic. People would honk, roll down their window, and tell the driver that his light was out. And if the driver got into an accident, he/she was automatically guilty of driving a vehicle not up to standard. He/she paid the price for this.

Well, when I moved to North Carolina, I was disgusted to find that state inspection stickers, and state controlled/enforced alcohol sales outlets, were state owned. This meant they could charge what they wanted and to hell with market forces. I hated that too.

But Jackasses had been controlling everything since Reconstruction. What can one expect?

But no longer. For the first time both houses of the legislature, AND the governor, are in the hands of the GOP. And McCrory has obviously been doing his homework. He is about to throw out the state controlled monopoly on alcohol sales.

This is great news, because once this is done, he is going to go after state safety inspections. The tyranny of the state of North Carolina is about to start ending, and not a day too soon I say.

My guess is that there are many other former Jackass controlled states that are about to see the very same thing happen For them. I'm feeling better already.

So why can't the DC elites in the GOP take a cue from their brethren in the individual states? Why can't they really work overtime to return our Liberties and start castrating the Statist Jackasses, instead of aiding and abetting them?
"Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it" - Jonathan Swift, 1710
Virginia also owns their licker stores or did in 1972 when I lived there.

Tennessee is just a good place to live. Our state is minimalist. Probably will trend towards utopia, but, it's been a great place to live so far.
G-d I wish I was still back in East Tennessee. I'm so homesick I could cry.
"Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it" - Jonathan Swift, 1710
I am gladdened to see North Carolina is ceasing to operate like a third world gov't with a first world polish. Stuff like inspections and other things are the same things you might find in some banana republic. Cash cow is right.

Montana doesn't have vehicle inspections. We also don't require insurance if you have more than X amount of money in a fund for accident expenses. When I was stationed in Texas, the Army wanted me to go get emissions and vehicle inspections done. I told them no, and that I would never do it. They got mad, but I countered that when I bought my vehicle in Colorado, I registered it in Montana, and therefore I am exempt from having to get any emissions or safety inspections done. They could do nothing about it.

I also fucked the state of Colorado out of a hefty sales tax. When I bought the truck there upon my return from Iraq, they attached over $1000 in sales taxes to the bill. I refused to pay it, and told them I was registering the truck in my home state of Montana, where it would be WAY cheaper to do. Since I was doing that, I became exempt from the sales tax, and I would not sign anything till it was removed. They tried to buffalo me into paying it, saying I had to, and even got an attitude of condescension with me, trying to dictate the situation. I got up and began to walk out of the dealership only to find that all of a sudden I really didn't have to pay sales tax....

I registered my truck in Montana a month later for the grand total of $24, the amount set for veteran's plates for Montana residents serving on active duty. Now that I am no longer on active duty, I pay approx. $150, but there are no inspections required of me, no insurance required of me to register it, and it goes down every year. By 2015, I will pay for the permanent plates and never bother with any of it again.

We may be a weird state in terms of politics, but when it comes to many things, we are one of the last best places in this country. People get mighty upset when you tell them they cannot have their guns, or that they must pay outrageous taxes. If they tried to implement a safety inspections racket here, there would be a riot and state buildings would burn down.
I absolutely HATE state inspections. I despise them with a Blue Passion. Its government tyranny, pure and simple. And I cannot wait until Governor Pat does away with it here in NC.
"Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it" - Jonathan Swift, 1710
Me too. I pretty much hate most aspects of gov't, but stuff like this really enrages me. What is needed is the Mexican mentality. They generally ignore laws and do what they want in places like West Texas. Cannot enforce the law on EVERYONE, can you? In this, I admire Latin Americans.

They do have these "auto emissions" checks in central Tennessee. My daughter has to do it, that's how I found out.
(02-15-2013, 07:35 PM)Palladin Wrote: John,

They do have these "auto emissions" checks in central Tennessee. My daughter has to do it, that's how I found out.

Really? I suspect that is country led, not state mandated. We don't have that sort of thing here in NC.
"Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it" - Jonathan Swift, 1710

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